HC Deb 25 July 1944 vol 402 cc608-9W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the congestion on trains, he is now able to relax the conditions attached to the rationing of petrol so as to permit a freer use of motor-cars for business journeys and other essential purposes.

Major Lloyd George

Where any person engaged on essential work is able to show that the restriction of public transport renders unavoidable an increased number of journeys by private car, the Regional Petroleum Officer has authority to grant additional coupons. Similarly, as regards private hire cars, licences for journeys beyond the normal limits may be issued in cases of proved need.